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They work? these are the side effects of paxil
So the drugs used to treat a disorder cause some of the symptoms of what they are trying to cure.
Mr. Witty said, because companies often don't know until the end of very large studies whether a drug works.
It is also hard to prove that a depression drug is working, he said, because patient improvement is measured by subjective mood surveys, and not by the clear-cut blood tests and biological measures used in other diseases. online.wsj.com...
So when a doctor diagnosis a "mental disorder" it is very scientific and takes years of training. But when the drug maker has to actually do a test (you know the scientific stuff) it becomes hard to tell because it is measured by subjective mood surveys.
As a 15 year R.N. I am here to tell you that their are bacterial infections that cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea for example E-coli and yet the treatment for such an infection is an antibiotic.
Antidepressants and Antipsychotics are no different, some people may experience side effects and others may have none.
Please answer this, How does a Scientist test an antidepressant?
You can't see a backache either yet a backache is very subjective, in fact pain is the most subjective symptom there is.
You really don't understand mental disorders do you? Many people have pain
who suffer with depression. Depression and pain physical pain most of the time go hand and hand.
mental health medicine is NOT an exact science.
Most diagnosis are reached by ruling out what the problem Isn't.
Why do you believe schizophrenia is a real mental illness and Bipolar and Depression are not?
Originally posted by OrphenFire
reply to post by Axial Leader
You are doubtfully insane :p. The problem I have is that I am compelled to speak aloud, with differing vocal and tonal patterns. These variations of vocal and tonal patterns also manifest different schools of thought, as I mentioned.
My personal conclusion as of right now is that I am progressing beyond dysthymia. Into what, I don't know yet. My condition has gone untreated for many, many years. I have tried to ignore it, telling myself it is only in my head and not real. I am afraid I may have been wrong about that. With all that said, I am going to pursue psychological therapy in the near future.
The reason I believe I am progressing beyond dysthymia is that my mind has reached a "tipping" point and it cannot ignore the condition any longer. I believe I could be in trouble if I continue to ignore the original problem: the dysthymia.
The validity and reliability of psychological tests are tested thoroughly. They test the traits that are associated with depression and this has been shown to produce the same results after repeated administration
Also, I take objection to the fact that you make it sound like psychologists use electro convulsive therapy with little to no discretion. It is only used in cases in extreme cases of depression that aren't responding to medication. Let's not forget the fact that modern ECT is the most effective treatment of depression with a success rate of 80 - 90% and with fewer side effects than any other treatment. The problem is there is such a stigma against it that most people are afraid to opt for it as a treatment.